Four-Tablet Divination as Trans-Regional Medical Technology in Southern Africa

@article{Binsbergen1995FourTabletDA,
  title={Four-Tablet Divination as Trans-Regional Medical Technology in Southern Africa},
  author={W. V. Binsbergen},
  journal={Journal of Religion in Africa},
  year={1995},
  volume={25},
  pages={114-140}
}
Within any cultural domain more or less demarcated in time and space, and endowed with meaning within that domain, divination might be defined as the entire set of procedures intended to acquire knowledge which is of a supernatural nature or which is otherwise not available through everyday means such as are based upon direct sensory perception (cf. Peek 1991b; Devisch 1985). In autochthonous African medical systems, divination often forms an important diagnostic procedure. While certain major… Expand

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